“So in everything, do unto others what you would have them do to you.” – Matthew 7:12
One of the best things you can demonstrate for your kids is how to be thoughtful to your spouse. Kids need to know there is security in your relationship. You need to sacrificially build into that relationship to help it grow. I know there might be bitter feelings or hard times with your spouse right now. It is called being married, and it can be really hard. That said, the only one you can really change is you. Someone needs to step up and make the difference. Your thoughtful attitude and willingness to be the bigger person in the situation might be what changes your path. Further, your kids will see a demonstration of what it means to be thoughtful and feed into the one you promised, “until death do us part.” Today is an opportunity for you and the kids to build up the man you walked down the aisle with years ago.
If you are new to my character development series, I welcome you. Let me tell you a little bit more about these lessons. If you hover over my character development tab, you will discover 52 character traits we work on throughout the year, which equals one word per week to focus on with your kids. Each character trait has over seven lessons, so if you wanted to work on character daily, this can be an amazing resource. This week we focus on “thoughtfulness” and this particular lesson focuses on real world application.
What would a day of thoughtfulness be without thinking of the man in our lives…the one who goes off to work everyday and returns home to help parent these little ones. Today we talked, as I try to often, about how grateful we are for their dad. We then made one of his favorite cookies and made him some cards to take to his office to surprise him. Doing a surprise for the one you love is something important to teach your children. Want to know what cookies we made? You’ll love this recipe for S’More Bars as much as we do!